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DEADPOOL (2016)

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 01:39

The Buzz:deadpoolposter2

 

     A sexy Canadian freedom fighter with a heart of gold is stricken by the world's least sexy disease - CANCER! In an attempt to be cured and spend his days with his morally upstanding girlfriend he volunteers for a secret government experiment... only to be tortured by a man with an adorable girl's name and turned into a hideous freak - a stark physical contrast to his still charming and loveable demeanor. Worried his life's love could never see past his deformity he travels on foot (and in cabs) dispensing wisdom with a shrouded visage as he hunts for the man who wronged him... in hopes, perhaps, to save both of their souls.

 

DEAR MR. WATTERSON (2013)

Friday, 11 July 2014 12:00

The Buzz:

        A documentary that examines the popularity of Calvin & Hobbes, through interviews with various comic artists, archivists, and fans.

 

THE CROW (1993)

Saturday, 05 October 2013 21:30

The Buzz:

 

    Eric Draven and his fiancé Shelley Webster are murdered on the night before Halloween, the holiday the two intended to be married on. A year later Draven is summoned from the dead by a crow to enact revenge on the thugs who killed him and his love and finally bring peace to Detroit (unfortunately we've all seen Robocop and know it can't last long…). The film was Brandon Lee, beloved actor and son to legendary martial artist/actor Bruce Lee, final film. He was tragically shot while filming a scene for one of the flashbacks which almost caused the film to never be released. Luckily, Miramax picked it up and made sure it was finished so that we have this fantastic flick that is a perfect eulogy to Lee. 

 

 

THE SHADOW (1994)

Thursday, 07 March 2013 22:30


If you remember the early '90s (and if you don't, get off my lawn!), it was a time before every other summer blockbuster was about superheroes. The Christopher Reeve Superman series was but a distant, hokey memory, and Tim Burton's Batman was the only comic book property with any mass appeal. The Shadow is a film adaptation of the enigmatic detective with hypnotic powers from the 1930s, the character who originally inspired the creation of Batman, and it offers more of the dark, psychological, character-driven superhero action that audiences loved in the Burton movies.

...And everybody seems to really hate it, but I have no idea why. The Shadow boasts an impressive cast, sleek design, and high-quality effects, and is set during a fascinating and stylish period of American history. As long as you don't go in expecting just a "run of the mill" comic book movie, The Shadow has quite a lot to offer.

 

FLASH GORDON (1980)

Thursday, 21 February 2013 23:02

The Buzz:

If science fiction were birds, then the Flash Gordon series would be the archaeopteryx – the brightly-colored, slightly ridiculous progenitor of the entire species. Remember how in the original Star Wars, the plot was kinda episodic, Luke was sortof endearingly generic and boring, Darth Vader was unabashedly villainous, and side characters like Han Solo kinda stole the show, anyway? The old Flash Gordon serials were what inspired George Lucas to write Star Wars in the first place, and the 1980 Dino de Laurentiis adaptation of those serials takes all the best elements of space opera and turns them up to 11. With gleefully over-the-top performances, lavish production values, and an original soundtrack by Queen (yes, THAT Queen), Flash Gordon is an under-appreciated gem that should not be missed.

 

About Us

Tanked Matinee is the place to go for good drinking movies. What do we mean by that? Simply speaking, we evaluate and recommend entertainment media based on how much fun it is to watch with friends on the sofa and a cold beer in hand.

Everyone knows "The Godfather" is a great movie, but is it as great to drink with as "Roadhouse?" We can appreciate "Citizen Kane" as a masterpiece of cinema, but is it as good a centerpiece for your party as "Santa Clause Conquers the Martians?"

Tanked Matinee appreciates film as art, but when you're kicking back on Friday night with a tall Rum & Coke, you're not looking for art, man, you want to be entertained. We're here to recommend the best movies for your night in, whether it's a big party, small get-together, or just a quiet night alone with a bottle of wine or three.

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